World’s Largest Sofa

     Posted By: Paul - Wed Dec 27, 2017
     Category: Excess, Overkill, Hyperbole and Too Much Is Not Enough | Furniture | Interior Decorating | 1960s

I like the sign that appears to say "Pigeon Parking" in the upper right hand corner.

Also, here is a link to the Georgia State University Library's copy of this photo, where it can be enlarged and downloaded:
Posted by Fritz G on 12/27/17 at 07:20 AM
How many Naugas had to die to make that couch?
Posted by KDP on 12/27/17 at 10:05 AM
Even the couches were segregated.
Posted by moghopper on 12/27/17 at 12:51 PM
Atlanta had "Pigeon Hole Parking" then, Fritz.
Posted by Virtual on 12/28/17 at 10:21 AM
@Virtual: That makes sense, since Sterchi's was located across the southeast. Looking again, I see the link I posted indicates the photo was taken in Atlanta. The photograph is dated May 9, 1963, but I'm not sure if that's when the date it was taken or the date Georgia State acquired the photo.

Also, I wonder which movies those partial titles are from.

The bottom left of the trailer says Geines of Tennessee presents... Google has zero results when I search for Geines of Tennessee. It asks if I mean either Gaines or Genius.
Posted by Fritz G on 12/28/17 at 10:47 AM
@Fritz G -- I assume it's a retro movie house showing "The Daring Young Man" (1942) (Joe E Brown) and "The Sin of Harold Diddlebock" (1947) (Harold Lloyd). The middle one might be "The Affairs of Annabel" (1938) (Lucille Ball). There are a few other comedies of that era which it might be: "The Affairs of Susan" (1945) (George Brent), "The Affairs of Martha" (1942) (Marsha Hunt), or "The Affairs of Jimmy Valentine" (1942) (Dennis O'Keefe), but I suspect Ball would fit better with Brown or Lloyd.
Posted by Phideaux on 12/28/17 at 01:07 PM
I grew up in Knoxville in the 60s, and attended the same church as the Sterchi family. They donated much of the money for Sterchi Lodge, which belongs to the church and is located on the top of Jones Mountain in Del Rio, TN.

The land itself was donated by the Jones family. Mrs. Jones taught my math class in my junior year.

OK, so much for the walk down memory lane. 😊
Posted by Frank P on 12/28/17 at 02:13 PM
I figured the date is when the photo was taken. But that's just because we-uns never heard of Georgia State University until the late 60's.

It's good these people were stopped before those Naugas went extinct.
Posted by Virtual on 12/29/17 at 10:40 AM
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